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Matcha is a vibrant jade green (while green tea powders are often yellow-brown),
due to the increased chlorophyll content that occurs during the shading process.
Quality Matcha is ground using slow-turning granite grinders, which minimizes friction,
allowing the tea to be ground without “burning,” retaining the chlorophyll.
High quality Matcha powders are very fine (5-10 microns; finer than baby powder),
and should feel similar to eye shadow.
A lower quality Matcha will have larger particle sizes, resulting in a coarser feel
when rubbed between your fingers.
A good quality Matcha should be smooth and sweet with just a hint of astringency.
The sweetness comes from the L-theanine amino acids in the tea.